There are probably several rooms, pieces of furniture or outdoor fixtures at your house that could use a fresh coat of paint. Or, perhaps if you’re a contractor you may have several jobs that require you and your crew to do painting applications. Now, although using a roller or brush to paint may seem most cost effective, there is actually another alternative that is much easier and provides the desired results you’re looking for in regards to cost, quality, time and flexibility. And what is this other appealing option? The airless paint sprayer – a device that comes with a variety of features to provide you with a crisp, clean, painted finish.
What Does Airless Mean Exactly?
Airless spraying breaks paint into small droplets without needing compressed air. So in essence, airless paint sprayers are self-contained, eliminating the need of an air compressor. Using an airless paint sprayer to do all your around-the-house or worksite painting is incredibly simple and uncomplicated in this regard. All you do is plug in your machine and press the trigger – it really is that easy. Another characteristic of airless paint spraying is that is provides uniform coverage. Even despite the roughness or unevenness of a surface, airless spraying gives a consistent, quality finish.
However, not only is airless paint spraying easy, but it is economical, quick, quality and versatile. These four advantages account for professional contractors’ preference toward airless sprayers.
- Economical: airless paint spraying is more accurate than using a paint brush or roller, which means the job is done right the first time, thus saving you time and money
- Speed: airless spraying is up to 4 times faster than rolling or brushing, so you can complete jobs in less time, allowing for more to get done and less labor needed
- Quality: as previously mentioned, airless sprayers produce a consistent, even coat of paint on all surface types, which leaves a high quality finish
- Versatility: airless sprayers can be used for a wide array of coating materials, for both interior and exterior jobs, and they are easily transported
In conjunction with the above advantages, airless paint spraying elicits desirable results. As per the promise that airless is preferred over brushing or rolling, here are the reasons why:
- You can finish jobs more quickly – which is a benefit for weather restraints, and on a job site you can stay from start to finish i.e. saving set-up labor
- It allows you to complete more jobs with less labor – saving you the headache of involving more people
- Airless paint spraying provides a consistent mil build – thus coatings perform better
- Lastly, an airless paint sprayer applies a smooth, quality finish – a final result you can be proud of for years to come
Getting to Know the Key Components of an Airless Sprayer
Don’t be overwhelmed by all the details of each type of sprayer – they really are simple and easy-to-use. There are actually three primary types: mounted with wheels, mounted without wheels and handheld. In addition, you can get the mounted paint sprayers as either electric– or gas-powered. Typically homeowners prefer to rent the handheld sprayers because they are less fuss and just powerful enough for standard projects once or twice a year. The mounted sprayers however, are more typical for contractors who will use them on a very frequent basis, hence why they are more powerful and offer greater capabilities and functionality. In addition to the sprayers themselves, they attach to special tips – these help determine the material flow rate.
Airless paint sprayers are the new-fangled paint catalysts for both homeowners and contractors alike. They offer a wide variety of features and benefits, and are not as expensive as one might think. If you would like more information about renting or buying one, please contact us. To learn more about how to use a paint sprayer i.e. more specifics on painting applications, read this post about painting to perfection.
About the Author
Heidi Hudnall is the current Marketing Coordinator at Runyon Companies. She graduated from Butler University in the spring with a double major in International Business and Marketing, a minor in Spanish, departmental honors distinction and cum laude. She specializes in all things internet marketing, with an emphasis on content creation, website maintenance, blogging, social media, lead tracking and marketing strategy.